Feb 24, 2013
That picture was taken on January 7 and was the first glimpse I shared into our dream on instagram of all places!
Most of you remember this post where I shared about my word for the year. It was that first picture and that place where we stood that night that made me want to dream.
Here's a little history before I jump into the good stuff.
When I was in high school I wanted to live in the middle of the city - just minutes from anything and everything. Shopping, dining, concerts, etc. After the husband and I moved back to our hometown after college, we found the perfect little house smack dab in the heart of midtown.
It was perfect. Well not PERFECT. But exactly what I had pictured in my head. We also bought the house before we had kids with the intention of moving out of town after we did the city thing for a few years.
Well, time does what is does best and passed. We have been through some amazing times in the house and area and now, nearly six years and two kids later, we're moving out.
I know what you're thinking. "Whoop-di-doo. That's not super exciting news."
Well, no, it's not really. But it's about to get good.
While moving out of the middle of the city has always been a goal - it hasn't been the Dream.
When the husband and I talk about what we want out of life we always come back to a simpler life with room to run.
We always imagined we would move to a house out of town, maybe with an acre or so, raise our kids there, send them off to college, then and only then, be able to move to a dream-place with wide-open spaces and land - in like 20+ years.
Turns out our dream was a whole lot closer than we could have ever dreamed.
Over the course of several months, the husband spent hours every night scouring the internet for our next home. We found some possibilities and even thought we had found a pretty good option. God closed that door and we didn't get down, we just kept looking - praying and asking for the perfect spot.
God is good, y'all.
A few months later and a gazillion searching hours later, the husband found THE PLACE.
It wasn't anything like what we had been looking for.
Goodness, this place didn't even have a house on it! Ha.
Just 12 acres of woods and a couple ponds! Our little piece of earth to build and raise our family.
So we went to look at the land and just felt a calmness that this would be our place. We prayed and prayed about it and surrendered it to God. We asked for guidance and over the next week or so, we visited it a few more times and eventually put an offer in to buy it.
That's when this picture happened.
Ha. I'm a dork, I know. That's the day we got the call our offer was accepted!!
All we had to do was wait on inspections and closing and then it would be our's.
This past Friday, that 12 acre spot of awesomeness became our very own little place in this world!
And that, my friends, is our big dream.
To have a piece of land to raise our girls on, grow food and bless others through it all and honestly, y'all, it's more than we deserve or could have ever asked for.
There's so much more to this story and I hope to share it one day but this post is long enough and I just wanted to share our big news today.
Thank you to everyone that has encouraged us and shared in our joy. It means so much. Now all we have to do is build a house and sell this one! #nbd
Happy Monday! Oh, and to add to the celebration, head over to Meg's Craft Weekend sponsor post today get a discount code for my shop!